Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has revealed he expected to play alongside Fernando Torres – only for the Spaniard to sign for Chelsea.
Suarez’s £23.5 million deal was finalised on transfer deadline day – the same day Fernando Torres made the £50 million switch to the Premier League champions.
And the 24-year-old Uruguayan has admitted it’s a shame he won’t get the chance to play alongside Torres, who has endured a nightmare start to his Stamford Bridge career.
He told the Goal.com: “Fernando is a very good player. He’s got great quality and it would have been nice to play with him.
“It’s a shame that he’s gone as he is an excellent player and has great qualities. But at the same time there are many other great players at Liverpool.
“When one top player goes, perhaps another great player comes in.”
Torres’s departure paved the way for the shock signing of Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll who arrived for a club record £35 million.
Carroll and Suarez have had a limited time on the pitch together owing to the Englisman’s niggling thigh injury and the Uruguayan’s ineligibility in the Europa Cup.
But the duo could line-up together this Sunday as Liverpool travel to Sunderland in the Premier League.
The match could be the first time Suarez lines up against midfielder Sully Muntari since an infamous incident in the 2010 World Cup between Ghana and Uruguay.
Suarez was sent off in the quarter-final clash for a last-minute handball on the line.
The Uruguayan was in pieces as he left the field but jubilant when Asamoah Gyan missed the resultant penalty which saw the South Africans through to the last four.
Muntari has confirmed he will shake hands with Suarez.
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